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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Wedding Series #3 - Pumpkins, Burlap and Mason Jars

For my fall, rustic themed wedding, I concentrated on what elements I could use in my decorating that would match the theme and location. The wedding took place at Magnolia Mound Plantation. The ceremony was on the back steps of the plantation home, and the reception was under the pavilion. The pavilion is open on three sides and has a barn feel to it. So all my decor decisions were to enhance this already beautiful location. 

The Ceremony

The Pavilion 

I wasn't interested in having a bunch of flowers as decorations. I liked the idea of having pumpkins, but that seemed TOO fall for what I wanted. But then late one night the image of WHITE pumpkins popped into my head. Did I make it up, or are there white pumpkins? Sure enough, there are! So I had the brilliant idea that my husband (at that time fiancé) and I would GROW our own white pumpkins. Well... that didn't work out so well. The plants started off well enough, but the area we grew the plants in flooded a lot so all our plants died. Then I decided that we would buy white pumpkins. When pumpkins started coming out in stores, all the white ones were very ugly. They had brown spots on them. What to do!? I just HAD to have white pumpkins. And I did....

We PAINTED them white!!!

A couple of weeks before the wedding, we went to the store and bought LOTS of regular ol' orange pumpkins. We cleaned them off with a wet cloth and wrapped the stems with painters' tape. Then we took many cans of ivory colored spray paint (Not pure white. It wouldn't look natural too white!) and painted all the pumpkins! We painted some of the smaller pumpkins gold. We dusted the tops of the white pumpkins with some gold glitter spray paint. The gold glitter made a beautiful, shimmery effect. The pictures don't do them justice! :)

My car FULL of pumpkins!

A couple did end up rotting before the wedding, but we bought extra for that reason! :)

We used the pumpkins as centerpieces for the guests' tables and as accents all around the ceremony and reception areas. I also used lots of burlap and mason jars. I bought a large roll of burlap to make table runners for all the tables. We also had burlap bows in various places. Mason jars in a range of sizes were placed on all the tables in the reception area. Some had teal blue candles and gold glass pieces in some, while others had floating gold candles and moss.

Bows made by my mom (she is the best bow maker) using wired burlap ribbon.

I tied the ends of all the runners with a jute string bow.

And of course... the WHOLE family had to "help." :)

Check out my other Fall Wedding Series posts here: http://createsharerepeat.blogspot.com/search/label/Wedding

Wedding pictures taken by Janey Pie Photography.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Wedding Series #2 - The Wedding Party, Colors and Flowers

This post is dedicated to the colors I choose for the wedding. There were two deciding factors: 1) I wanted "fall" without being overly "fall"... in other words, I didn't want it to be overly orange... no fall leaves, no orange pumpkins. Our wedding was around Halloween so I didn't want it to look like a Halloween wedding. 2) I wanted to use our favorite color which is blue.

After tons of research, I believe I came up with a great color palette! At first I was looking at more of a navy blue, but it never quite seemed right. But then I came across a dark, blue teal, and I fell in love! So it became my main color. The main items that would be this dark, blue teal color were the bridesmaids' dresses. I came across the fabric color "Tealness" from Alfred Angelo. It was the perfect shade! The groomsmen had matching ties from Al's Formal Wear.

*Note* It is REALLY hard to match this blue teal color.  Everyone's definition of teal can be different! I had to get creative to make sure everything matched. My advice is to make sure to always bring a sample of the fabric of your bridesmaids' dresses with you everywhere! I found that Hobby Lobby had the perfect ribbon to match Alfred Angelo's "Tealness." You can find it here: Teal Ribbon

Even though I didn't want a lot of orangey, fall colors, I thought I would tie some in with the bouquets. The oranges, yellows and reds really popped against the teal. It came out gorgeous in pictures!

I also had accents of ivories, beiges and golds. Those colors will be seen more in the my Fall Wedding Series posts to come!

 Pictures were taken by Janey Pie Photography.
 Bouquets were made by Billy Heroman's.

The bouquets were bound together with jute string. I added little wooden hearts with our names as well.

For the flower girl basket, I decided to jazz up a little basket I found at The World Market.

I wrapped some blue teal ribbon around the handle of the basket.
I made a flower out of burlap and added it and a jute string bow to the handle.

Here are some pictures of my husband and I... just for fun. :)

41 days until our 1st year anniversary! I love him so much! :)

Check out my other Fall Wedding Series posts here: http://createsharerepeat.blogspot.com/search/label/Wedding

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fall Wedding Series #1 - The Invitation

It's been 313 days since I married the love of my life. To celebrate our upcoming one year anniversary, I decided to finally share all the projects I did for my wedding. Everything turned out amazing! Exactly how I pictured it. It required tons of work, but it was so much fun! So for the next eight weeks, I will be posting all of my projects to celebrate being married to the most amazing man ever! :)

Our wedding was on October 27, 2012. It was an outdoor wedding at Magnolia Mound Plantation. We had a rustic/autumn theme. My main color was a dark blue teal with accents of creams and golds. After I decided on the general theme and colors, I immediately started thinking about what my invitation would look like. I am a graphic designer, and invitations are my favorite to create! So making my invitation was a process.... a process that lasted months. I wanted something fall (but not "too" fall), something rustic, something DIFFERENT.

I think I achieved that!

The Invitation Design

A simple design with teal and gold colors printed on a shiny metallic champagne cardstock.

The Pocket Design

I used a gold metallic pocket to hold the invitation. Around the pocket, I used double-sided tape to secure teal ribbon. Then I wrapped some jute string around it, and secured it in place by hot gluing a wooden heart with our initials.

Those hearts.... oh those hearts.... I sent hours using a wood burning tool to make around 80 of them!

The Envelope Design

I used a metallic champagne envelope that matched the invitation paper. Made the labels using some brown kraft label paper and a heart shaped hole punch, along with lots of measuring and cutting.

And of course Kitti had to help! :)

Mailing my invitations! I was excited! :)

I bought my invitation cardstock, pockets, and envelopes from Paperandmore.com.

Check out my other Fall Wedding Series posts here: http://createsharerepeat.blogspot.com/search/label/Wedding

❤ Emily